One of the most difficult and well documented issues in contemporary society is establishing a work/life balance. Never is this more important than when you have a child.
In the UK, the government devised a law, by which when an employee has a child; they are able to ask their employers for flexible working hours. However, a recent report has suggested, that over 60% of all employees with children feel unable to ask their employers.
Over thirty percent over all the 2000 respondents asked; felt that they received little support from their employers, while over half believe that the lack of support has increased during the recession. According to the organization ‘Plus One’, most employees with children feel that they would be risking their career if they exercised their rights by asking for flexible working time.